Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Sargus iridatus ID? (Herefordshire, UK)

Posted by Gman on 01-07-2022 12:58
#1

Hi All

Another fly from an old estate, near a lake, also sheep faring in the locale.

I think this is the right fly but there maybe others that are similar that I haven't found.

Sorry for the bang average photos, the fly wouldn't sit still for a second and the autofocus struggled with the iridescence.....

Could someone ID please?

Thanks, Gareth

Posted by Gman on 01-07-2022 12:58
#2

Another

Posted by Gman on 01-07-2022 12:59
#3

Another

Posted by Gman on 01-07-2022 12:59
#4

Another

Posted by eklans on 01-07-2022 15:53
#5

Hi Gareth, Sargus iridatus has darker, blackish wings and black feet. I think this one is a female Chloromyia formosa.

Posted by Gman on 01-07-2022 17:12
#6

Thanks again Eric.

Posted by Zeegers on 01-07-2022 18:09
#7

Feet (as in “tarsi”) are dark in Ch. formosa as well, otherwise you would have Ch. speciosa.

Theo